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Adam Keefe

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Adam Keefe

Belfast Giants head coach Adam Keefe says he has already started discussions with players about returning to the team in 2021 after the Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL) season was cancelled on Tuesday.

The Giants saw their 2020-21 campaign shelved due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has made playing an EIHL season impossible while restrictions are in place on fans attending games, leaving players without jobs for the next 12 months.

With those players now likely to head elsewhere, it would leave the Giants starting from scratch when putting together a roster for next year, a tough spot for Keefe and head of hockey operations Steve Thornton to be in.